A Quilt Along


A Merry Christmas To You

will be starting Tomorrow!

I can’t wait to get started.

I have a color-in sheet for you.

It’s on my website for you to download & print.

If you still need the pattern or template,

& your local shop doesn’t have them,

you can find them here on my website.

Join our Facebook group to share your progress.

“Sewing With Susan” can be found here.

You can either make the one large quilt like is shown on the front cover,

or you can make 4 small quilts instead.

I hope you’ll join in the fun tomorrow.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

 

 

 

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A Merry Christmas To You!

We’ll be starting This Wednesday

and it will last for 22 weeks,

finishing up with the last step posted on July 3rd.

This will give you plenty of time each week to complete the step laid out for you

& also give you plenty of time to get it quilted to hang for Christmas 2019!

Won’t that be nice to have this hanging in time for Christmas?

If you still need the pattern or template,

& your local shop doesn’t have them,

you can find them here on my website.

I’ve also created a Facebook group to help us all stay connected

with the sewing & sharing process.

“Sewing With Susan” can be found here.

You have two options with this pattern.

You can either make the one large quilt like is shown on the front cover,

or you can make 4 small quilts instead.

Either way, you’ll make the 4 small quilts,

then the last steps are to sew the 4 small quilts together & add 2 borders.

Included in this project is some hand embroidery with perle cotton thread.

You’ll be making Tiny Dresden plates, yay!

There are spool blocks.

There’s a little bit of freezer paper applique (or other technique of your choice).

Lastly, there are a few small filler pieced blocks.

I hope you’ll join in the fun.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

 

 

 

Since the majority of my quilt-along friends have their

Dresden Quilt Workshop Sampler

already finished, I decided to jump right into

A Merry Christmas To You!

We’ll be starting February 6, 2019,

and it will last for 22 weeks,

finishing up with the last step posted on July 3rd.

This will give you plenty of time each week to complete the step laid out for you

& also give you plenty of time to get it quilted to hang for Christmas 2019!

Won’t that be nice to have this hanging in time for Christmas?

So hurry to get this copy of Quiltmania

or buy the pattern here on my website.

And if you don’t already have my Tiny Dresden template, #216, you’ll want that too!

I’ve also created a Facebook group to help us all stay connected

with the sewing & sharing process.

“Sewing With Susan” can be found here.

You have two options with this pattern.

You can either make the one large quilt like is shown on the front cover,

or you can make 4 small quilts instead.

Either way, you’ll make the 4 small quilts,

then the last steps are to sew the 4 small quilts together & add 2 borders.

Included in this project is some hand embroidery with perle cotton thread.

You’ll be making Tiny Dresden plates, yay!

There are spool blocks.

There’s a little bit of freezer paper applique (or other technique of your choice).

Lastly, there are a few small filler pieced blocks.

I hope you’ll join in the fun.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

 

 

 

Now that the hustle & bustle of Christmas is over….

Have you had a chance to get a copy of Quiltmania?

I’m working on the schedule for another Quilt-Along and would love for you to join me!

If you’ve not been able to find a copy of the magazine

& would like to buy the pattern you can find it here on my website.

You have two options with this pattern.

You can either make the one large quilt like is shown on the front cover,

or you can make 4 small quilts instead.

Either way, you’ll make the 4 small quilts,

then the last steps are to sew the 4 small quilts together & add 2 borders.

Pretty neat huh?

Included in this project is some hand embroidery with perle cotton thread.

You’ll be making Tiny Dresden plates, yay!

There are spool blocks.

There’s a little bit of freezer paper applique (or other technique of your choice).

Lastly, there are a few small filler pieced blocks.

I hope you’ll join in the fun.

I really enjoyed making both versions of this quilt.

It’s the first quilt that I designed & sewed with my Tiny Dresden plates.

Then I made it a second time so I could photograph both versions for the pattern covers.

Who knew I was going to fall in love with them?

Not me!

I should have the schedule for the Quilt-Along worked up next week.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

 

 

 

For months I’ve been harboring these.

Patiently they’ve been waiting since early December of last year.

Life even gets in the way of bolts & bolts of beautiful fabric sometimes.

But now they’ve been opened

& united with their intended.

Hanging out in good company.

They’ve been cut, readying to find new homes

in hope to also one day be sewn into pretty little Dresden plate quilts.

Meet Dresden Quilt Workshop Sampler:

My very first Quilt-Along!

I designed this quilt using a bit of

each of the 13 quilts featured in my new book,

Dresden Quilt Workshop.

Do you have yours yet?

If not, it’s time to head to your favorite quilt shop & get your copy today

(or tomorrow).

Stay posted for all the details right here.

If your local shop isn’t selling the books you can find them

along with my Tiny & Mini Dresden Templates

& now the exclusive Dresden Quilt Workshop Sampler fabric kits too

all right here on my website!

Get ready to

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

 

I finally decided which block would be my 30th block.

Day 11

I thought this block would make a nice finish.

Day11-Block21MaryJane

Block 21 signed by Mary Jane.

Now I have no excuses not to complete my quilt top,

unless you count that Quilt Market is just a little over 2 months away, yikes!

Time to quit messing around, having fun

and get back to work!!!

Finishing instructions are on Moda’s blog.

At first I was thinking all those 9 patches would be a bit much,

but then I realized I have about half of each of the half yard cuts left that I started with.

Now I’m thinking perhaps they would make nice 9 patch sashing around these beautiful blocks.

I have time to think on that one.

Until next time,

Susan

Whew!

I barely got the blocks done today.

Let’s see if I can get them posted here while it’s still Saturday!

Day 10

Day 10 Blocks…

Day 10-block1AneelaHoey

Block 1 by Aneela Hoey.

This block took me a little extra time.

Once I started sewing I wanted to keep the fabrics all going the same direction

so I went back a re-cut some of the pieces.

It was worth the extra time I think.

Day10-block 3 American Jane

Block 3 by American Jane.

This is the first time I’ve ever sewn this “Peaky & Spike” block

(as it was known back in the day, not sure it’s current name).

I had to peek at the front of the block after sewing each seam with just one eye,

kind of like how we watch scary movies!

I’m impressed with myself, I didn’t re-sew any of the seams!

Day 10-block 8 LilyAshbury

Block 8 by Lily Ashbury.

This is the only block that I didn’t use just 3 fabrics like the instructions called for.

I already had 4 squares cut of the pink and decided to use them for the corners.

Now to decide what my last block will be.

Since one day last week only had 2 blocks, I need one more.

We’ll just all have to wait & see.

Until next time,

Susan

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